Iran: Does President Trump Have a Case?

Trump reinstate sanctions against Iran (White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

by Peter Jenkins The Iranian nuclear problem has been on my mind for the last 15 years, and I am a fan of the diplomatic solution that was found in July 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… Continue Reading  

Dismantling North Korea’s Weapons Program

Former Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim meets with the North Korean delegation in Singapore (U.S. State Department via Flickr)

by Robert Kelley President Donald Trump has stated that he believes that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) is committed to the total and complete denuclearization of it nuclear programs. This strikes many people as a… Continue Reading  

Reviving the Iran-North Korea Axis

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by John Feffer When George W. Bush put Iraq, Iran, and North Korea into his infamous “axis of evil” speech in 2002, the three countries seemed to have little to do with one another— except that Washington didn’t like them… Continue Reading  

Text of April 2 Agreement with Iran

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The following document, released on April 2 by the State Department press office, itemizes the points of agreement between Iran, the P5+1 (the UN Security Council members plus Germany), and the European Union. Its official title is: Parameters for a… Continue Reading  

The Deal with Iran: Five Arguments to Watch Out For

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by Gary Sick As the nuclear talks with Iran enter the final stretch, and as the media coverage reaches the point of hysteria, it is useful to step back a bit and offer a few observations about how to approach the kinds… Continue Reading